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"Cinerama Adventure" update and credits

This article first appeared on
in70mm.com
The 70mm Newsletter
Written by: Dave Strohmaier. January 2002 March 2002
The documentary is in Director's cut and is 100 minutes long. A lot has changed since the early versions. We have shown it around Los Angeles at several "test screenings" and also at professional documentary film maker private screenings to get some needed feedback. It's all on history now with nothing on Bradford, Ohio or Seattle. Everyone told us to keep it focused on the history of the process and how it changed the movies forever. As it stands now there is very little "Fat" in the film, it moves pretty fast and is very detailed on all the history and original Cinerama Pioneers.

It has been strongly suggested by many professional documentary producers that all that material we gathered on Bradford, Ohio, and Seattle is valuable for "added value" and be put together in a "supplemental section" or special features section for the DVD. We have put a title at the end that says "Due to the efforts of preservationists Cinerama can be seen on special occasions in Bradford England, Seattle Washington, and Hollywood, California." So far we have gotten wonderful response with this 100 minute version, most people even said they had an emotional experience watching it.

At this point we still need finishing funds for Music rights and video on line, color correction and some special effects, but the film is at least creatively finished now.
Further in 70mm reading:

1st review of "The Cinerama Adventure"
"Cinerama Adventure" update

Credits: Cinerama Remastered

Internet link:

C . A . P R O D U C T I O N S , L L C
“CINERAMA ADVENTURE” CREDITS, CAST & SYNOPSIS

 
An amazing documentary chronicling the nearly lost three-camera, three-projector cinematic process which thrilled millions of moviegoers worldwide, in the late 1950’s and early ‘60’s. When its films captured, with a trio of wide-angle 27mm lenses, images then shown on a gigantic, deeply curved screen, with, for the first time, 7-channel stereophonic surround sound, audiences were enthralled by the crystal clarity and immersive pull of the Cinerama experience. The effect jump-started Hollywood to ever after adopt widescreen aspect ratios and stereo sound for theatrical films.

Told by eyewitness accounts of those who not only saw, but participated in the making of these larger than life films, “Cinerama Adventure” historically delves into the American technology that led to the development of the process, and the American psyche of the era that so appreciated its filmed content, and sheer showmanship. It’s a filmic account of which Variety’s Todd McCarthy said, “…not a beat seems to have been missed.”

As a technical first, “Cinerama Adventure” recombines three-panel images and uniquely letterboxes the results, using a three dimensional graphic that slightly stretches and squeezes the picture panels. Christened SmileBox®, this process simulates an authentic curved screen viewing experience on any flat screen, and also works on curved screens.
The process has subsequently been used on Warner Bros.’ 2008 Blue-ray release of “How the West Was Won”, which features “Cinerama Adventure” as a bonus feature.
 
 
Here are the end credits as listed:

THE CINERAMA ADVENTURE

Through the efforts of preservationists the Cinerama process can now be seen on special occasions in:

Bradford, England
Seattle, Washington
Hollywood, California

Produced and Directed by
David Strohmaier

Produced by
Randy Gitsch

Executive Producer
Carin-Anne Strohmaier

Co-Producer
Gary S. Hall

Production Associate
Mark A. Martin

Music by
John Morgan and William Stromberg

With special appearances by
Debbie Reynolds
Carroll Baker
Eli Wallach
Russ Tamblyn

Special thanks to
Pacific Theatres and Michael Forman for without their support this film would not have been possible.

Consultant for Cinerama, Inc.
Gunther Jung

Written and Edited by
David Strohmaier

Camera Los Angeles and New York
Gerald Saldo

ADDITIONAL CAMERAMEN
Anchorage, Alaska – Greg Grant
Brinkley, Arkansas – John Mitchell
Chicago, Illinois – Dan Steger
Colorado Springs, Colorado – Britt Jones
Dayton, Ohio – Jim Prues
Hanover, New Hampshire – Paul Scrabo
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina – Mickey Youmans
Las Vegas, Nevada – Todd Fisher
Portal, Arizona – Rodney Diehl
Salt Lake City, Utah – Michael Droubay
Santa Monica, California – Lloyd Friedus
Bradford, England – Adrian Raistrick
Cheshire, England – John Chester
County Kildare, Ireland – Steve Shorten
Oslo, Norway – Morten Skallerud


SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS AND SMILEBOX CREATED BY
Brian P. Ross

SMILEBOX LOGO

CINERAMA SEQUENCES RECONSTRUCTED BY
Greg Kimble

PRODUCTION CONSULTANT
Harrison Engle

ORIGINAL CINERAMA ENGINEERS
Richard Babish
John Caron
Wentworth Fling
John Primi

ORIGINAL CINERAMA PRODUCTION STAFF
Bob Bendick
David Blangsted
Gloria Tetzlaff Conroy
Saul Cooper
Louis de Rochemont III
Richard Goldstone
Walter Hanneman
Loren Janes
Norman Karlin
Otto Lang
Bob Morgan
Jim Morrison
David Pal
David Raksin
Gayne Rescher, A.S.C.
Jane MacLardy Schacht
Bernard Smith
Lowell Thomas, Jr.
Mike Todd, Jr.

FILM HISTORIANS
Rudy Behlmer
John Belton
Kevin Brownlow
Thomas Erffmeyer
Greg Kimble
A. C. Lyles
Leonard Maltin
Keith Swadkins
Roy Webb

EXHIBITION
John Harvey
Arthur Manson
Plato Skouras
Larry Smith

CINERAMA FANS & FRIENDS
John Butkovich
Richard Cooper
Joe Dante
Charles FitzSimons
Corky Fornoff
Frank Foulkes
Claude Johnson
Carol Dudley Katzka
Greg Mantz
Bill Martinez
Alex Reeves
Andrew Reisini
Howard Rust
Mariana Thomas
Bob Vergatta

RESEARCH
Jessica Berman-Bogdan
TJ Edwards
Susan Hormuth
Greg Kimble
Scott Marshall
Mark A. Martin
David Pierce

Stuart Galbraith IV
USC Warner Brothers Archives

Claire Keith, Marist College
Lowell Thomas Archives

James D’Arc, Brigham Young University
Merian C. Cooper Collection

John Sittig
Pacific Theatres & Cinerama, Inc. Archives

Marc Wanamaker
Bison Archives

Michael Friend and Barbera Hall
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

John Caron and Catherine Munroe
Fred Waller Family Archives

Greg Mantz
Paul Mantz Family Archives

Richard J. Sklenar
Theatre Historical Society of America

Mark Taylor
National Air & Space Museum

National Archives
Washington, D.C.

Autant-Lara Collection, Kevin Brownlow / Photoplay Prods.

Kevin Brownlow Colllection

Edwin Schober© 2005
Coolstock.com

Corbus-Bettmann

Fee Jacobson
South Dakota Historical Society

Bill Lawrence
National Museum of
Photography, Film & Television
Bradford, England

John Harvey
Cinerama Preservation Society

Keith Swadkins
The International Cinerama Society

Doug Haines
Friends of Cinerama

Leon Briggs, LB Film Consultants

UCLA Film and Television Archive

Mott Studios / S. Charles Lee Papers Collection
Dept. of Special Collections
Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA

Fox Movietonews, Inc.

The WPA Film Library

Historic Films

Producers Library Service

Grinberg Worldwide Images

The Douris Corp.

Jeff Joseph, SabuCat Productions

Milestone Film & Video, New Jersey

British Pathe plc

David Pierce

Twentieth Century Fox Film Library

Peter G. Kuran
VCE, Inc.

Michael Rose Productions, Inc.

Mitzi Cuputo and Karen Martin
Huntington Historical Society

Martin Hart
American WideScreen Museum

American Museum of the Moving Image

Museum of the City of New York

Mountain Light Gallery
Galen Rowell

SPECIAL THANKS TO
Kate Baker
Mark Baldock
Stacey Behlmer
David Bogorad
Willem Bouwmeester
Steven Boyd
Bill Brewington
Francois Carrin
Wendy Carter
David Coles
Fred Crawford
C. Chapin Cutler, Jr.
Turi deRochemont
Richard Ducar
Paul Evans
Dennis Furbush
Sheila Gibbons-Fly
Ormond Gigli
Lynn Hale
Bruce Handy
Thomas Hauerslev
Donald Henderson
Chris Holm
Paul Hrisko
Jim Hudson
Robert Jameson
John Johnson
Larry Karstens
Randal Kleiser
Jim Kroeper
Gene Kubat
John Steven Lasher
Roland Lataille
Matt Lutthans
Myra MacKay
Grace McCandless
Debra Marriott
Mark Miller
Dr. Maynard Miller
John Mills
John Mitchell
David Page
Marvin Paige
Bill and Stella Pence
Richard Prey
Randy Pryde
Ron Rutberg
Phil Sheridan
Louise Stevenson
Susan McCarthy Todd
Rick Utley
Richard Vincent

Museum of Flying, Santa Monica, California

Pius V Chapel, Oyster Bay, Long Island
Birthplace of Cinerama

Richard Crudo, A.S.C.
Steven Poster, A.S.C
John Hora, A.S.C
William A. Fraker, A.S.C.
Robert Primes, A.S.C
Roy H. Wagner, A.S.C
American Society of Cinematographers
and
Bob Fisher

Leon Silverman
and Christine Purse
LaserPacific Media Corporation

Eastman Kodak Company
Jonathan Williamson

ADDITIONAL THANKS TO
Leith Adams
Julie Heath
Brian Jamieson
Richard May
Roger Mayer

THE PRODUCERS ALSO WISH TO THANK WARNER BROS. AND TURNER ENTERTAINMENT, CO. FOR PROVIDING CLIPS FROM
Bring ‘Em Back Alive
King Kong
How the West Was Won
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm
Grand Prix
2001: A Space Odyssey

AND PACIFIC THEATRES FOR PROVIDING CLIPS FROM
This Is Cinerama
Cinerama Holiday
Seven Wonders of the World
Search for Paradise
South Seas Adventure

Footage from Star Wars (Special Edition) courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox and LucasFilm Ltd. All rights reserved.

Footage from Indiana Jones And the Temple of Doom courtesy of Viacom Consumer Products, Paramount Pictures and LucasFilm Ltd. All rights reserved.

Footage from Able Gance’s Napoleon courtesy of Robert A. Harris/ The Film Preserve and American Zoetrope

SPECIAL THREE-PANEL TELECINE BY
Greg Kimble at Riot Colors
Marcie Malooly, General Manager
an Ascent Media Company

and at Crest National Digital Media Complex
by John Truckenmiller and Ron Feneis

SOUND DESIGNED BY
Technicolor Weddington Productions

Supervising Sound Editors
Richard L. Anderson, M.P.S.E.
James Morioka
Andrew Simon Sisul

Sound Effects Editors
Sheldon M. Bridge
James Christopher
Marvin Walowitz

Sound Effects Recordist – Nick Shaffer
Digital Assistant – Mark Coffey
Music Editorial – Erin Michael Rettig

Virtual Mix Studios
BG Predub – Mark Binder

POST SOUND FACILITY
Sound Trax Studios

Re-recording Mixer
Jeremy Hoenack, CAS

Re-recording with Sound Trax Virtual Mix ™

Mixed and Recorded in a
THX LOGO
THX Certified Facility
DOLBY SOUND CONSULTANTS
Andy Potvin
Russell H. Allen

MUSIC CLEARANCE BY
Diane Prentice Music Clearance, Inc.

PRODUCTION FACILITIES
Bayside Video, Santa Monica, California

POST PRODUCTION FACILITIES
LaserPacific Media Corporation

Associate Producer
Derek Bodkin

Color Timers
Bruce Pearson
Tom Overton

On-line Editors
Michael Weitzman and Val Eisleben
Don Montoure

Titles by
Shirley Knecht
Marsha Cohen

Fiscal Sponsorship by
The International Documentary Association

PRINTS BY
Technicolor®

DIGITAL FILM TRANSFER BY
Ascent Media LOGO

Digital Imagining Manager Matt McFarland
Production Manager Beverly Brooks
Transform Colorist Robert Jun

Special Thanks to Keith Sajack

C.A. Productions LLC is the author of this motion picture for the purposes of copyright and other laws.

This motion picture is protected under the laws of the United States and other countries. Any unauthorized reproduction, distribution or exhibition of this motion picture or any part thereof including the sound track may result in severe civil and criminal penalties.

KODAK LOGO LASERPACIFIC LOGO DOLBY LOGO

"Cinerama" and the Cinerama logo are registered trademarks of Cinerama, Inc. Used with permission.

This film is dedicated to all the original Cinerama crews, technicians and exhibitors who for fourteen years lifted us out of our seats and put us into the picture.

THE END

MADE IN HOLLYWOOD, U.S.A.

COPYRIGHT 2003 C.A. PRODUCTIONS LLC
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
 
 
 
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